The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Ura Acme (LP, JAPAN)

22 January 1999 Toy’s Factory TFJK-38502
A1. I Wanna Make It Alright (Zebra Ranch)
A2. New Year (Destroyer)
A3. Bacon (Shaw)
A4. Confused (Sansano)
A5. Calvin (Bagel)

B1. Magical Colors (31 Flavors)
B2. Not Yet
B3. Toture (Waters)
B4. Talk About The Blues (Demo)
B5. Get Old

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Ura Acme (LP, JAPAN) - Cover
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Japanese vinyl LP in thick card sleeve, with Obi strip, insert (lyrics and biography), die-cut white paper inner-sleeve, a separate anti-static inner-sleeve and stickered plastic cover (tour dates on the front and “made in Japan” on the rear).

New Year (Destroyer) was originally issued in the UK on a split single with Barry Adamson.

Toy’s Factory also issued Extra Acme on CD and a promo-only vinyl edition of the album. There were different versions of this album released in the US (Xtra Acme USA) and UK (Acme Plus).

In 2010 Shove! / Shout! Factory released a two-disc expanded edition of Acme + Acme Plus.

SONG CREDITS:
A1. I Wanna Make It Alright (Zebra Ranch)
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded: Steve Albini
Mixed: Jim Dickinson

A2. New Year (Destroyer)
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded: Steve Albini
Mixed with Alec Empire

A3. Bacon (Shaw)
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded: Suz Dyer
Mixed with Chris Shaw
Violins: Ralph Farris & Krisztof Witek
Cello: Garo Yellin
String Arrangement: Kurt Hoffman

A4. Confused (Sansano)
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded: Steve Albini
Mixed with Nick Sansano
Organ: Sansano

A5. Calvin (Bagel)
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Recorded: Calvin Johnson
Mixed with Greg Talenfeld, Jamey Staub and Alec Empire

B1. Magical Colors (31 Flavors)
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Recorded: Steve Albini
Mixed with Greg Talenfeld
Piano and Organ: Jeremy Jacobson
Backing Vocals: Talenfeld

B2. Not Yet
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded: Suz Dyer
Mixed with Jameu Staub
Piano: Joey Moskowitz

B3. Toture (Waters)
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded: Suz Dyer
Mixed: Jim Waters
Scratching: Dan the Automator

B4. Talk About The Blues (Demo)
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded: Calvin Johnson and Greg Talenfeld
Mixed with Greg Talenfeld

B5. Get Old
Writers: Spencer/Explosion
Published: Dirty Shirt, BMI
Recorded/Mixed: Calvin Johnson

SLEEVE NOTES:
“Thank you Giovanni Ribisi, John C. Reilly, Winona Ryder”

[features biography in Japanese]

DETAILS:
ARTWORK:
Photography: Evan Bernard
Design: David Warner

BARCODE: 4 988061 385020

RUN-OUT GROOVE ENGRAVING:
A: “TFJK-38502 A”
B: “TFJK-38502 B”

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